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Friday’s prep highlights: Dickerson delivers, Champaign Central baseball wins | Sports

In baseball ➜ Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 12, Villa Grove/Heritage 8. The visiting Blue Devils scored eight runs before Villa Grove/Heritage came to bat and led 11-0 going into the bottom of the third, but had to fend off a late rally by the Hawks to post the nonconference win in Broadlands. Tuff Elson hit a three-run home …

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Rams’ Ry’Yair Smith wrapping up four-sport career

While some of her teammates might have received more attention, Whitehall-Yearling senior Ry’Yair Smith established herself as a solid contributor in four sports because of a strong work ethic.  “My time at Whitehall was incredible,” Smith said. “They’ve shaped me into the person I am today and they’ve prepared me for the next level of my sports in college.”  Smith …

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PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: John softball wins district shutout over Fort Knox | High School Sports

The Lady Bulldogs completed a regular-season sweep Thursday evening of the Lady Eagles at home. Like the two teams’ last meeting on April 13, John Hardin didn’t give up a run, taking down the district foe 17-0. The Lady Bulldogs had one hit, courtesy of Kaleigh Booth. Booth also pitched all three innings, striking out …

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Target to stop selling Pokémon and sports trading cards in stores ‘out of an abundance of caution’

Target TGT, +3.11% will stop selling NBA, NFL, MLB and Pokémon cards in its stores after increased interest in the hobby has led to at least one fight outside one of its retail locations. “Out of an abundance of caution, we’ve decided to temporarily suspend the sale of MLB, NFL, NBA and Pokémon trading cards …

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Hot Mic with Dom Izzo: End the gender inequities in sports

The news yesterday that Minnesota had approved a postseason for girls wrestling was a welcoming sign for more opportunities for female athletes. This news comes on the heels of the announcement from North Dakota on a state tournament for girls wrestling next February. These are two big stories and will be landmark events when those …

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